Warrnambool builder wins Master Builders Association awards

There was never any question about which career path builder Jack Hancocks would follow. This passion and dedication has earnt him the Western District Apprentice of the Year and the Master Builders Association of Victoria President’s Award.

Jack, 20, said he always wanted to be a builder and was surprised to win two awards.

Jack attended the ceremony at Etihad Stadium on Friday night with his parents Lisa and Bart Hancocks, girlfriend Elodie, employers Dallas and Kylie Armitstead, and three of his TAFE teachers who he thanked for their support. “I wasn’t expecting to win anything,” Jack said. “I thought we’ll have a good night and see what happens.”

Committed: Jack Hancocks won the Western District Apprentice of the Year and the Master Builders Association of Victoria President’s Award at a ceremony in Melbourne. Picture: Morgan Hancock

Committed: Jack Hancocks won the Western District Apprentice of the Year and the Master Builders Association of Victoria President’s Award at a ceremony in Melbourne. Picture: Morgan Hancock

Jack said he loved the variety of his job and knowing that the day ahead could change at any moment. “I always wanted to be a builder. When I finally got the opportunity to be one I wanted it more.

“School wasn’t for me but one of my teachers knew Dallas Armitstead and he organised a week of work experience for me,” he said. “I’ve been there ever since.”